Saudi Arabia will try to outdo the extreme entertainment attractions that Dubai offers by creating a massive new theme park, or “extreme park,” as they call it.
The Arabic kingdom announced plans for its new development called “The Rig” to open in 2025. Leave it to a Middle Eastern developer to convert an oil rig into a massive 150,000 square meter park and resort that will be located in the Arabian Gulf.
This is all part of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 strategy to launch as a major tourism destination. With funding from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, “The Rig” will be offering up three hotels, including one ultra-luxury option and 11 restaurants, all connected by platform bridges. There will be roller coaster rides and extreme adventure sports like diving and bungee jumping.